Overview and Issues

The Crowne Plaza is a 296-room, 4-star hotel located in Qurm Heights, Muscat. The hotel is built on a tight site of 4 hectares of land, with a swimming pool and landscaped gardens.

It is also situated in a sensitive natural environment, on a clifftop with elevated, spectacular views across the Gulf of Oman. The hotel has its own private beach and is very close to Qurm Beach and Qurm Natural Park.  It is very popular with both local and international guests.

Balad Seet & Dam

The Solution

Because of the hotel’s proximity to the natural environment and its limited land space, EES had to design and build a smart, compact sewerage system located very close to the main hotel building.

In 2002, EES updated and refurbished the sewerage system to a conventional extended aeration system. Raw sewage flows directly into an aerobic chamber, where all the solids are digested by bacteria. The effluent is then filtered through pressure sand filters and chlorinated before flowing into an irrigation holding tank.

The current design of the hotel’s sewerage system provides a high standard of treated effluent. The efficiency of the system ensures that the air is absolutely odour-free at the plant, the hotel area and anywhere else within the hotel grounds. The design is environmentally friendly and easy to maintain and service. It is also capable of producing continuous safe, clean, usable recycled wastewater, which is used to water the landscape and gardens within the hotel premises, saving money as less fresh water is used.

Additional Information

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